Complementary medical treatments are now increasingly popular and the public demand for information and treatment is growing rapidly. It is therefore essential that all pharmacists have good knowledge of the main aspects of complementary therapies as they are meeting more and more patients who want advice and treatment with alternative therapies.
This book provides a practical introduction and reference source on the products most frequently requested in community pharmacies and in hospitals. Chapters on other complementary therapies such as massage are also included for information so that pharmacists can give knowledge-based advice to the public.
Additionally CAM is now an integral part of every MPharm course in the UK and of the pharmacy degree course in the USA. This book has been adopted by universities both in the UK and the USA. Indeed in the UK, this is an essential textbook that includes all aspects of CAM covered in the MPharm degree.
For the new edition, all main areas including homeopathy, aromatherapy and herbalism are updated and two new sections added. All legal issues are updated and legal information included from USA, Australia and New Zealand. Plus, evidence based material and research has been updated and more case studies included. The book also focuses a lot more on application as well as information and is more interactive.
A contribution from the USA has been included, as Steven Kayne enlisted a renowned expert to write chapters for this new edition.
Part 1: Introduction to CAM
1. The Concepts of CAM
2. Integrative Medicine
3. Delivering CAM
4. CAM in the USA
5. The Evidence Base for CAM
6. Pharmacovigilance of Complementary Medicines
Part 2 Therapies Involving Use of Remedies
7. Homeopathy and Anthroposophy
8. Medical Herbalism
10. Flower Therapies
Part 3 Traditional Medicine
11. The Traditional Healthcare Environment
12. Traditional Chinese Medicine
13. Indian Ayurvedic Medicine
Part 4 Other Therapies and Diagnostic Techniques
15. Diagnostic Techniques
16. Manual Therapies
17. Mind and Body Therapies
01-Dec-08, Doody's Notes
'This is a well written book and offers a good description of alternative medicine.'
Doody's Review Service, 2008
'With the advent of healthcare consumerism, people are now encouraged to be largely responsible for their own health. And so complementary medicines are becoming ever more widely used.'
Unknown , An article abridged from Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2nd Edition
From the reviews of the previous edition
'...this book provides a detailed and comprehensive resource that will provide the pharmacist and the pharmacy counter staff with the background and information needed to be able to advise patients and the public on the safe, effective and appropriate use of complementary medicines and therapies.'
Jo Barnes (Pharmaceutical Journal)
'...an essential text for pharmacists and a valuable one for other healthcare professionals.'
Edzard Ernst (FACT)
'...Dr Kayne takes the largest areas of interest - homeopathy, herbal remedies and aromatherapy - and tries to give a balanced view of evidence related to use of various therapies...'
New Zealand Pharmacy